Take Action

Last month our suggested actions included opposing the confirmations of two nominees of concern to our work and priorities: Scott Pruitt for head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Sonny Perdue head of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Continue reading

Take Three Actions Today to Protect Community and Environmental Health

From our experience, strategically targeted phone calls to your own legislators, including Senators and Representatives in Congress, have a significantly stronger impact than mass emails and petitions. Phone calls take only a few minutes. Continue reading

Abolish the EPA? Clean Water and Healthy Communities at Risk

(By Sharon Selvaggio, Healthy Wildlife and Water Program Director) President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on numerous occasions. This rhetoric has been popular with conservatives for years. But is the agency really headed for the trash bin? Continue reading

Charting the Path Ahead

"The United States now enters uncharted territory, with a president-elect who has precious little political experience and is deeply distrusted by a huge portion of the American public." -Politico Continue reading

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Matter

[By Kim Leval, Executive Director, with input from Ashley Chesser, Chair, NCAP Diversity Team; Megan Dunn, Healthy People and Communities Program Director] In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10, 2016, the Board of Directors and staff of the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides release our newly updated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion statement. Continue reading